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Play My Favorite Musical Episode Once More With Feeling

The song in your heart could be a bitter suite or put a little love in your heart. I've heard it both ways.

Here's just a few of our favorite musical episodes of some great television shows.

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Sarah Michelle Gellar Is Still Getting Death Threats Over Her Answer to the Angel/Spike Question

Don't be this person.

Twenty years after the premiere of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," people get really mad at Sarah Michelle Gellar over her answer to the Team Angel or Team Spike question. Don't do this. Don't be this person.

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Things We Saw Today: What Princess Leia Looked Like in Rogue One, Pre-Special Effects

Through the magic of the movies, Princess Leia had a cameo in Rogue One, wherein she very much resembled a young Carrie Fisher. Norwegian actress Ingvild Delia was behind the buns—but just wait until you see the actor who played Grand Moff Tarkin before Industrial Light & Magic layered on the CGI.

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Netflix’s April Losses Are a Bloodbath of Our Favorites, but They’ve Got Some Great Additions in New MST3K and Bill Nye

Netflix might as well have staked us in the heart.

Every month, we pore over the list of what Netflix is adding and losing, rejoicing in the coming of new favorites and mourning the loss of classics—and the desperate impossibility of binging it all in the few days remaining. This month, those feelings are especially acute, since we're losing Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The X-Files, and the original seasons of Arrested Development but replacing them with Mystery Science Theater and Bill Nye.

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Things We Saw Today: Happy 20th Anniversary, Buffy!

Buffy the Vampire Slayer premiered 20 years ago today and went on to change the face of television.

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Buffy 20th Anniversary: Looking to the Future With a Slayer Fan Film

To every generation, a slayer is born…

group of fans created Lurk: A Fray Fan Film which gives a glimpse of what the adventures of a future slayer might be.

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Things We Saw Today: ATL’s Zazie Beetz Cast as Domino in Deadpool Sequel

It appears that Atlanta star Zazie Beetz has been cast as Domino in the upcoming Deadpool sequel.

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James Marsters Tells the Story Behind That Buffy Scene That Made You Hate Spike

You know which one.

James Marsters tells the story behind the terrifying "bathroom scene" that changed the way we viewed Spike forever.

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Cover Reveal: Your First Look at Slayers & Vampires, an Unauthorized Oral History of BTVS and Angel

Slayers & Vampires: The Complete Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Buffy the Vampire Slayer & Angel includes compelling stories about the shows we’ve all grown to love so much.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Dealt With a Man Like Trump Before, and His Name Was Warren

The Buffy season 6 villain seems, in many ways, to boldly portray the real type of man Trump is and the type of men he represents and empowers. Think about it.

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What if Ash Ketchum Was Dead and in Heaven the Whole Time, and Other Weird Fan Theories

Fun fact: the Netflix YouTube channel isn't just a place for trailers anymore, it seems. They've uploaded what appears to be the first in a potential trend of film/TV criticism videos, and they're starting out strong!

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Sarah Michelle Gellar’s Right That a Buffy Revival Would Be a Bad Idea, But Not For the Reason She Thinks

Sarah Michelle Gellar, the actress who made Buffy Summers an icon (sorry, Kristy Swanson!), doesn't think that a Buffy revival a la Gilmore Girls or Twin Peaks is a good idea. She's not wrong. However, I'm not convinced it's because of the reason she gives.

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What Buffy’s Anya Jenkins Can Teach Us About Rage, Grief, and Strength in 2016

It’s been a tough year, and it keeps getting tougher. Here’s what we can learn from everyone’s favorite former vengeance demon.

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Why Criticizing the Things We Love Is More Important Than Ever

If you’re able to admit that your favorite show has a serious problem with gratuitous and poorly executed rape scenes, you’ll be better able to admit that hey, maybe you need to do more than wear a safety pin to help those who are endangered by the incoming Trump administration.

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Why Halloween Episodes Are Objectively the Best Part of Every TV Series

Christmas episodes are often too sappy. Thanksgiving ones are nearly always trite and frequently racist. Valentine’s Day episodes? Excruciatingly unrealistic. But Halloween episodes occupy the same sweet spot between surprise and tradition as the holiday itself.

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7 Reasons to Rewatch Buffy on Halloween (And 3 to Keep Your Nostalgia in Check)

Some of us saw Buffy as it aired, some of us found it on Netflix, and though it may seem impossible to the super-fans, some of us have yet to discover the soothing power of Anthony Stewart Head’s voice for the first time.

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Things We Saw Today: Stranger Things Gets a Buffy-Inspired Opening Sequence

Okay, okay, so Stranger Things is supposed to look like it's set in the '80s, not the late '90s or early 2000s... but, still, this fan-created title sequence for the show done in the style of Buffy the Vampire Slayer feels oddly apt.

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Demons in the Internet: Buffy and the Timelessness of Abuse

Identifying with Willow for all the worst reasons.

I barely remember the last time I watched "I, Robot...You, Jane," but this time it struck me like a thunderbolt. It’s easy to identify with Willow when you’re a nerdy teenage girl, but it’s something different when she perfectly recreates the relationship you had with The Ex.

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Has the Era of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Arrived in Politics?

The stakes are high.

Are women who came of age during “the era of Buffy The Vampire Slayer” satisfied with the strides women have made since the program aired?

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In Praise of the Difficult Female Friendship

There's a fine line between catfight tropes and real empowerment.

I love a good female friendship story. Whether it’s about sisters-in-arms going into glorious battle together or childhood besties who share a pair of traveling pants, I’m there, ready to gobble it all up like magically delicious yet empowering candy. But I’ll confess I have a special place in my heart for a certain kind of female friendship story—one that’s tricky to pull off, yet so very rewarding when done well. Call it the Difficult Female Friendship story.

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